Team # 1131: A Penny Saved TEAM PAGE

Rockhurst High School
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Host: Black & Veatch
Saturday, March 02, 2019
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 9:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Stephen Arico
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 6
Tanner Helton - invitation signed.
Zachary Gamble - invitation signed.
Aidan Lake - invitation sent
Dylan Nill - invitation signed.
Vincent Irwin - invitation sent
Benjamin Haukap - invitation signed.

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you." - Werner Heisenberg

Why we think we should win:
Because of the number of truly satisfying things that happen in our device's operation.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Spread butter on bread.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Machine uses a peg board to line up the various elements, which include: marbles, marble tracks, magnets, a mousetrap, some Snap Circuits, plenty of K'nex, loads of LEGOs, and lots more!

Our Step List

Module 1
Step 1 : Marble falls down slide
Step 2 : Marble flicks lever
Step 3 : Lever flicks marble down tube
Step 4 : Marble falls in cup
Step 5 : cup falls
Step 6 : cup triggers marble launcher
Step 7 : Marble Launcher shoots marble up tube
Step 8 : Marble goes down side
Step 9 : Marbles falls and bumps into toy train
Step 10: Train bumps domino
Step 11: Domino bumps all other dominos down
Step 12 : Last domino pushes marble down
Step 13 : Marble falls into slide
Step 14: Marble falls into module 2 cup

Module 2:
Step 1. Mousetrap elevator
Step 2. Angle track
Step 3. Funnel
Step 4. Magnet mechanism
Step 5. Track
Step 6. Drop off

Module 3:
Step 1: ball goes through tube to trigger spinning Kinect which hits a lever
Step 2: the lever hit by the spinning Kinect piece goes down a spinning marble track and meets a lego bridge.
Step 3: the ball travels down the bridge and into a aluminum foil gutter.
Step 5: the aluminum foil gutter takes the ball to the bottom where t hits a Kinect piece triggering another ball to go. Anything after that is Aidan’s.

Module 4:
Step 1: Marble connects circuit and powers fan
Step 2: Fan pulls string freeing marble to roll through tube
Step 3: Marble picks 1 of 3 paths randomly in a labyrinth
Step 4: Marble falls into hyperbolic funnel
Step 5: Marble hits penny into piggybank

Our Close-ups: Photos

A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos